Beautiful town, with vivid insular colors. It has white houses with two floors and yards with flowers. The town has great history as well as peculiar architectural character. Characteristic are the arches of its buildings as well as the square with the cannons and a very high shady plane-tree. It is built on two low hills, while in the center of its port there is a rock, nowadays named Marathonisi or else Chelonaki, with its breakwater. This rock is the historical islet of Sfaktiria.
It was situated north-west of the city and it became significant during the Peloponnesian War. It isn`t the prehistoric Pylos of king Nestoras, which took part in the Trojan War, reported by the historian Thucydides. On the ancient acropolis there are remains of the Roman, Protochristian and Hellenistic years, as well as traces of the city`s fortification and ruins of tomb, which, according to the tradition, belonged to Thracimidis, son of Nestoras.
Pylos -Town, History/Messinia Peloponnese
Palace of Nestor – the Mycenaean palace at Pylos
The little islands of Navarino Bay: Tsichli-Baba, Sphacteria, Chelonaki